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When she was six

By AquaSixio


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Childhood of Amber

Coeurs fondants by AquaSixio

When she was six, she didn't presume for a swain,
All the boys tried to attract her attention, in vain.
That's the sea of Perfection, she expected to swim,
These colorless boys rivaled to kindle her, with vim.
But what really melted the heart of this white swan,
Was proving, without eraser, an Ideal could be drawn.

Time : 25 hours
Software : Photoshop CS2
Tool : Wacom Intuos 4M

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Work in progress :

WIP when she was six by AquaSixio
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Amethyst-Phoenixx's avatar

That is absolutely phenomenal! Well done, well done! :love:

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My native language is Russian, so forgive me, dear artist, when you will read this, because I'm sure my English is bad. However, let's start. The picture is very beautifull. So ful of light and gently, I think it's spring or early sumer. Am I right? Looking at this sleeping girl, it seems to me that she's having a very good peaceful dream. The girl herself is very nice and sweet. I suppose that she looks like a little daughter of my mother's best girlfriend. By the way, my father thinks so, too. "Is it Varya sleeping?" - he asked me. - "Where did you get this photo?" "It's not a photo, dad", - I smiled, - "it's drawing. It was made by artist." "Wow!" - said dad. - "Amazing!"
You know, I agree with him. It's really amazing. I also fall in love with her plush bear. So nice and lovely! This bear is almost alive, I imagine.
Thank you very much for nice, warm scene of childhood.
innerviki's avatar
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I didn't know how to start my writing here at first. So many thoughts and memories gathered in my mind in this particular moment when I was looking at this drawing... My hand together with the mouse pointer went to the deviation rate then, and made it 5 stars in every aspect. Just like that...

When I saw this, I traveled in time and I was six years old again. I can't recall my thoughts from that time but I see little girl who loves to draw... unfortunately lacks the gift to convey the beautiful images from her mind to the paper. No matter how hard she tried and how many hours she spent practicing, her drafts were empty and in comparison to what she desired to draw, the outcomes on the paper were merely caricatures of the perfect images from her head. Finaly there came a day when she decided to never draw again and find herself some other hobbies instead.
Years passed and one day a friend of hers asked to express her opinion on his drawings. As she saw them she thought that he obviously had a gift... describing them in her own way, he was amazed how much is visible there for her. She was glad that her friend was feeling understood... and this was when she felt like having a gift too: Seeing messages which are hidden in art....
Time passed and she ended up being here, on DA.
This is the vision which emerged in my mind looking at Your drawing.

You present a very ordinary scene. At first glance, it's nothing oustanding, just a young girl who's sleeping. Taking a closer look however, one can notice that she's not sleeping well. Tears are falling from her eyes and she probably has just learnt one of her painful life lessons. She's clutching her dress feeling helplessness and letting one of her childchood dreams drift away from her forever. There are no ideals in life, it's just a concept. The girl's enthusiasm and devotion to draw something ideal has melted just like the candles in her surrounding.
The sun is rising bringing a new day so one can only hope that the girl will learn from her lesson and face reality instead of resigning from her dreams...

Your drawing is very good technically. I love the contrast between the cold and warm colours. There seems to be a balance between them but still the room feels so much cold... The teddy bear is the only warm notion in there. Even the candles' light has no brightness in it.
The only thing which I think needs to be improved is the way You draw melting candles. You do it as if it was leaking water, while wax has a different consistence. It's more dense and a melting candle is usually much covered with it. I found some nice refference here…

I believe that this picture You've drawn has awaken the childchood memories of many Deviants. It's really nice to find here from time to time something like this. A simple picture which makes us fall into memories we thought we forgot about a long time ago <img src="…" width="15" height="13" alt=":heart:" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="357" title="Heart"/>
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What I see when I look at this is true, raw childhood with its hopes and dreams and fantasies.

The color scheme really works for this piece. The room with its blue walls is cold and undecorated, but the warm glow from the wood and the candles allows the blank room to be a place open for any kind of possibility, rather than something dark and stagnant. It becomes more like a new canvas upon which she can paint her aspirations.

I like the teddy bear, which appears almost to be alive. It is warm, too, and protecting the girl with its hand on her head... or perhaps it is sanctioning her dreams.

The candles in this piece are significant to me, as they represent life and a sort of striving for something. On the table they are burnt low, showing that this little girl spent a lot of time trying to draw out the ideal image, and the ones in the window still burn even though the sun shines, which tells me that she fell asleep with the determination to find perfection still on her mind. Perhaps in sleeping, she is dreaming of the perfection she seeks, because of the calm smile on her face.

I have to wonder if, when she wakes and/or when she manages to create the perfect drawing, her own candle-wings will alight with inspiration and satisfaction.

This piece is touching and sweet and beautiful. Well done.
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Thank you for the time you took to write it. It's really motivating because I realize that everybody gets an original reading of this artwork. It's like if the painting escape to my control, get their own life for the reader. Thank you for your attempt of appropriation, thank you for sharing what your eyes saw beyond the pixels =)
poku62's avatar
I.Do.Love. This. ;)
Enibbu's avatar
I simply adore this picture and the character you created in her. She is an extraordinary being and your paintings are so inspiered and inspiering! Thank you for sharing this with us :)
TheHunterCow's avatar
Very lovely. The teddy bear is adorable, protecting the girl while she sleeps like a dog.
redkneesocks's avatar
This is awesome! :)
Mid-z-z-z-uki's avatar
AAAAaaaaAAAaaaaAAAaa you a well-known artist, I've seen several of your interernete arts in a very long time!
xxcrowxx83's avatar
you amazing dreamer very good artist
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Gold Cup by KmyGraphic Congraz you´re Deviation is featured by :iconeyecatchart: have a great day Roses-and-Butterfly by KmyGraphic
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Just to add my mark. This work really moved me. I felt liberated and moved by this work.
Some pictures speak screamingly about the world of unsaid, the realms of untold. This picture speaks of innocence, love, hope, peace and calamity.
OMG you made picture of my daughter Eugenia :) Though she is only 4.5 now but I see exactly her sleeping face and her figure.
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Hi AquaSixio!
I just thought you should know that I have found someone who has copied this artwork. He has done this traditionaly in acrylics and according to his facebook he has recently submitted it into a gallery. I don't know if he is making money from it, but from what I have seen he is not reffering the original imagery back to you.
He posted his version in the facebook group 'Artists trying to make a living creating art' and I have refferenced you in his post.

He doesn't link back to you on his deviantart either.…
Ombre-pluie's avatar
Je trouve qu'il y a quelque chose de très doux dans cette œuvre, de très tendre dans la façon dont l'ourson place sa patte sur sa tête. Je l'aime beaucoup pour l'impression angélique qui se dégagent de la petite fille et l'harmonie des couleurs.
raticca's avatar
Amazing! I feel like looking at her again and again. Such pure and peaceful expression😊
xCaptainXardax's avatar
Aw, I love Heart Animation 
how the teddy
puts his paw
on her head! ;3

teddiursa avi 
snglr's avatar
This is very nostalgic :)
RosaRose2's avatar
Cute sleepy face :heart:
anchim's avatar
Are you for polish?
AquaSixio's avatar
Thank you so much for the feature :O
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